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Bruins’ Eriksson heads to dressing room after hard Orpik hit (Updated)

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BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 05: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Dallas Stars at TD Garden on November 5, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Loui Eriksson

Jared Wickerham

Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson took a heavy hit from Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik and went off to the dressing room.

The hit occurred early in the first period between these two Eastern Conference powerhouses.

The 28-year-old Eriksson has five goals and 14 points in 23 games in his first season with the Bruins.

Updated: Eriksson will not return to the game, as per the Bruins’ official Twitter account.

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